The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Ka`u District until 7 p.m.
At 5:05 p.m, radar indicated heavy rain across over the upper slopes of the Ka`u district with a rainfall rate of an inch an hour. Expect a rise in the streams and gulches as rain continues to fall at the higher slopes.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pahala, Wood Valley, Kawa Flats, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Beach, Naalehu and Volcano.
NWS suggests that residents and visitors should stay away from streams, drainage ditches, and low lying areas prone to flooding.
In addition, rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor braking action.
It is also strongly suggested that you do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.